Chunky sausage & tomato pasta

Chunky sausage & tomato pasta

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4
Jazz up sausages with this spicy tomato pasta

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal655
  • fat16g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs103g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre5g
  • protein24g
  • salt1g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 4 thick pork sausage, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 garlic clove, crushed
  • 200ml medium white wine
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 500g pack rigatoni or penne
  • handful basil leaves, torn, (optional)
  • Parmesan, to serve



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…


  1. Heat the olive oil in a heavy-based pan (preferably not non-stick) and add the sausages. Fry for about 8 mins until golden and cooked through. Tip in the garlic and fry for 1 min. Pour in the white wine and boil until it has reduced by half.

  2. Stir in the tomato purée and tomatoes, and season to taste. Simmer for 15 mins until the sauce is rich and thick.

  3. While the sauce cooks, boil the pasta according to pack instructions and drain. Stir in the basil if using, and cooked pasta into the sauce, then serve in bowls with grated or shaved Parmesan.

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Comments (149)

pmr747's picture

Lovely- thoroughly enjoyed it and a doddle to make

lifeisbutadream's picture

This dish is perfect - I change it depending on who is coming for dinner! so easy and quick - I make it every week now! It freezes well too, if you dont add the pasta before freezing..

wildspiritart's picture

I like to hide vegetables in my kids' meals, so I threw 2 small carrots and 2 small onions into the food processor and added these with the garlic. just required a little extra water to thin it out slightly. Instead of sage, I used basil, oregano and a bay leaf. I served it with a bagged salad with roasted capsicum/garlic dressing for a perfectly balanced meal. My 6 year old rates it a 10/5. ;-)

frolo743's picture

This is a really easy & tasty dish, could've done with a couple more sausages for my carnivorous family tho.

vixterj's picture

Made spicy version - used less pasta but same sauce quantity for 2 people.

jacobsden's picture

This was lovely, very filling however once the bottle of wine was opened it just had to be finished. More of a Friday Night dish, enjoy and of course the bottle of wine 10/10 ENJOY ....

paulstarii's picture

Creates a fantastic rich tomato sauce which goes so well with the sausage and pasta. I tried to get the best sausages I could find in my local supermarket (I used the premium pork ones from the 'Black Farmer' range in the end which worked well.) This is easy to do a delicious!

vickpole's picture

This has become a family favourite and I agree about the Toulouse suasages, if I can't get them then Lincolnshire are good!!

lindfsw1's picture

This must be my favourite pasta dish of all time, and it's very versatile. I often add a heaped teaspoon of fennel seeds which work so well with the sausages. You can fry chopped mushrooms with the onion to bulk out the sauce, or I occasionally throw in some chopped aubergine and cook it down until melting. I also often make this with Toulouse sausages, their intense garlicky flavour working brilliantly with the basil and parmesan (but not a good idea if you plan on doing any kissing after the meal!


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